Liberum Capital reiterated their hold rating on shares of Croda International (LON:CRDA) in a research report sent to investors on Thursday. The brokerage currently has a GBX 4,500 ($62.17) price objective on the stock.

CRDA has been the topic of a number of other research reports. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased their target price on Croda International from GBX 4,225 ($58.37) to GBX 4,800 ($66.32) and gave the company an overweight rating in a research note on Monday, January 8th. Jefferies Group cut Croda International to a hold rating and increased their target price for the company from GBX 4,500 ($62.17) to GBX 4,700 ($64.94) in a research note on Thursday, January 4th. Credit Suisse Group increased their target price on Croda International from GBX 3,400 ($46.97) to GBX 3,600 ($49.74) and gave the company an underperform rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 28th. Barclays raised their price objective on Croda International from GBX 4,700 ($64.94) to GBX 4,900 ($67.70) and gave the company an overweight rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 28th. Finally, Berenberg Bank raised their price objective on Croda International from GBX 5,000 ($69.08) to GBX 5,050 ($69.77) and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Thursday, March 1st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of GBX 4,379.09 ($60.50).

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CRDA stock opened at GBX 4,548 ($62.84) on Thursday. The company has a market capitalization of $5,980.00 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 2,540.78. Croda International has a 12 month low of GBX 3,461 ($47.82) and a 12 month high of GBX 4,668 ($64.49).

Croda International (LON:CRDA) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, February 27th. The company reported GBX 179 ($2.47) EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of GBX 173.50 ($2.40) by GBX 5.50 ($0.08). The business had revenue of GBX 137.31 billion for the quarter. Croda International had a return on equity of 37.33% and a net margin of 17.16%.

The business also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, May 31st. Stockholders of record on Thursday, April 19th will be paid a dividend of GBX 46 ($0.64) per share. This is a boost from Croda International’s previous dividend of $35.00. This represents a dividend yield of 1%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, April 19th.

In other news, insider Steve Foots sold 21,181 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, March 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 4,434 ($61.26), for a total transaction of £939,165.54 ($1,297,548.41). Insiders have bought 11 shares of company stock worth $49,010 over the last ninety days.

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About Croda International

Croda International Plc creates, makes and sells specialty chemicals. It operates through four segments. The Personal Care segment focuses on ingredients for skin, hair, sun and color cosmetic products. Its portfolio includes anti-ageing ingredients for skin, conditioning agents for hair care and metal oxides for ultraviolet (UV) filters.

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